Jinu - BAH Teacher #2664

About Jinu
Jinu, a dedicated percussionist and music educator, offers drumset and percussion lessons both online and in your home. With a rich musical background spanning Indian, jazz, rock, pop, and fusion genres, Jinu brings a diverse range of experiences to his teaching. Holding awards like the Minstrel Foundation Scholarship and the Canada Jazz Award, Jinu is committed to nurturing his students' musical passions and helping them achieve their goals. Fluent in English, Jinu's teaching philosophy revolves around guiding students to explore their interests while providing technical and theoretical support tailored to their individual needs. Book an interview now.


One of my greatest passions in life is sharing my joy of music with others by providing guidance and sharing the skills I have learned over the years. It is most important to me that I am helping my students explore their own interests, while also providing them with the opportunity to discover new styles of music. I ensure that each lesson consists of technical exercises and theoretical concepts to support the songs we work on. I believe it is my job to help students discover what they are most passionate about and provide them with the support for their individual needs to help them achieve their goals.

Name: Jinu (Full name will be provided upon registration)

Age: 26

Gender: male

I studied with the Humber Community Jazz Workshop program for 6 years where I studied jazz piano. At this time, I was also attending Etobicoke School of the Arts where I majored in orchestral percussion. I am currently in my fourth year of the Bachelor of Music program at the Humber Institute of Arts and Technology where I am majoring in jazz drumming. In these programs I have had the pleasure of studying with some of Toronto's top jazz musicians including Kirk MacDonald, Brian Dickinson, and Larnell Lewis.

Minstrel Foundation Scholarship Award (2012, 2013, 2015). Canada Jazz Award (2012). Merriam School of Music Scholarship Award (2021).

I started playing music at a young age, learning Indian and jazz music from my father. With my family's band I got the chance to tour around India and Canada throughout my childhood, playing Indian, jazz, rock, pop, and fusion original music. I have since played with other jazz, hip hop, fusion, and R&B bands, and have had the pleasure of performing at the World of Jazz festival, the Beaches Jazz festival, the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz festival, and have since held a month-long residency at the jazz bistro. These performing and recording opportunities have enriched my musical knowledge, of which I am passionate to share with my students!


Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)

Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00

Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)

1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).

Lessons in your home

Jinu is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas

Online lessons

Jinu can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.